Prednisone and Marital Bliss

Over the past couple of years I have really learned what Prednisone can do to your relationships with people that you deal with a lot. I’ve always known that coming off the Prednisone makes me someone cranky and hard to be around for a few days while my body adjusts to the new level. I used to have to really watch myself when I came off it. But more recently, I haven’t prepped myself well enough, and I assume since my body has been so bad off nutritionally, I have had some really hard times coming off various levels. Coming off higher doses wasn’t so bad, but I had to make sure to warn my wife as I get really annoying and hard to deal with. And then there has been the last two times I have tried to come off the lower dosages and just collapsed into a weeping mess. Body-wise it didn’t cause much of a problem, but emotionally it wasn’t a pretty picture. So this taper, I guess I will have to give Chris fair warning about each dip and then when we get to the lower dosages make sure I go slow enough (and hopefully I will be in such better shape nutritionally) that I’ll be able to handle it with only being a slight ass.

Anyway, my wife deserves lots of credit for putting up with me through this. I’m pretty sure that if we didn’t have a little baby, I’d be divorced by now 🙂 Hopefully this is the last run like this and we’ll have and keep in under control until the end of time.

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